Committee Decisions

CONF 009 VIII

Inscription: Rila Monastery (Bulgaria)

Rila Monastery

216

Bulgaria

C(vi)

This property was not considered as a testimony of mediaeval civi­lisation but rather as a symbol of the 19th Century Bulgarian Renaissance which imparted slavic cultural values upon Rila in trying to re-establish an uninterrupted historical continuity. The reconstruction of Rila (1834­-1962) thus illustrates cultural criterion (vi) of the Operational Guidelines.

 

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF SC-83/CONF.009/02
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Bulgaria
Properties: Rila Monastery
Session: 07COM